234 March 2016

Enjoy this month's Hillmanews, where you will find some great photos and articles, including another member's letter regarding car insurance.

Happy reading!

Dear members, my apologies that the newsletter was not attached as promised! The webmaster had a senior moment and forgot to actually 'attach' it. This has now been rectified. 

Christmas Lunch - Saturday 5 December 2015 at Tennyson

Fifteen members met at Macquarie Park at Windsor around 11am for 11.15am departure.  We took a short run through the lowlands and Freemans Reach.

On arrival at Tennyson we displayed all the club cars up near the road for passersby to see with the club banner tied to two large trees.

We had John and Carol’s 61 Minx, Arthur’s Gazelle, Geordie’s 1960 Minx, Bob and Sue’s newly restored Safari, Vern and Cheryl’s 69 Hunter, Bruce and Hazel’s Minx convertible, Geoff Green’s Imp and my two Hunters.   Peter and Rhonda came in their modern as did Geoff and Libby who joined us a little later.  We had 1 visitor, a friend of mine from the Peugeot Club.

The weather was kind, not too hot.  We enjoyed our lunch and the good company.  Some of us sat long into the afternoon chatting.  A good day was had by all.  Many thanks to those who brought something to share on the day.

Kim Bolin

Breakfast at Wisemans Ferry - Saturday 20 January 2016

A great morning had by members attending the breakfast at Wisemans Ferry.

Chief chef Sue Bolin and her team did a wonderful job of cooking, and they made such a good meal that everyone went back for seconds!

The weather was ideal until about midday when it started to warm up a bit much and it was time to head home.

9 Hillmans attended the breakfast and 1 Modern.

Thanks to Walter for the report and photos.

Observation Run - Berrima, Sunday 18 October 2015

We met at the usual fast food car park in Narellan, and after some morning tea got our instructions for the observation run down the Old Hume Highway to Berrima.  We were given a sheet with directions and 20 questions to answer along the way.   After a short delay for refuelling and a late arrival we were on our way about 10.50am. 

Our route took us through Narellan, the township of Camden, over the Razorback and into Picton then through the villages of Tahmoor, Bargo, Yanderra and Yerrinbool.   We stopped for a short break at Bargo to all catch up.   We travelled a very short distance on the Hume Motorway and then into Mittagong and on to Berrima.

At Berrima we went to the historic Berrima Court House.  After watching a video on the history of Berrima and the court house, we wandered through the judge’s robing room, chambers, holding cells, grand jury room and into the court room where a simulated court room scene from an actual case heard at Berrima was broadcast.

Some of us headed for the park for a picnic while others had something to eat at the pub.  The winners of the observation run were Rhonda and Peter  with a perfect score.  The flag question caused some concern – some claiming they were not in a paddock (some intense building work had obviously taken place since the run was set)  – and Rhonda bringing to notice that one of the flags was not Canadian but Tongan.  The adjudicators bowed to her superior vexillological knowledge.

Those attending were Arthur (1966 Gazelle) and his daughter Cathryn and granddaughters Sophie and Chloe (in their modern), Geoff (1965 Imp), Peter & Rhonda (1970 Commer truck), Kim & Sue (1970  Hunter), Geordie (1960 Series IIIA Minx),  and in their modern cars John and Carol, Geoff and Libby,  Mae and Paul.  Meeting us at Berrima were Tony and Helen (1968 Hunter) and Jim and Robyn (1969 Hunter Royal) who had driven up from the Illawarra.

Our thanks to Mae and Paul for organising this run.

230 October 2015

We are now in the new financial year, so as mentioned in our last newsletter, you will need to use your new password to access Hillmanews. The secretary emailed the password to everyone who provided their email address. Of course if you receive a hard copy, you will continue to do so unless advised otherwise.

Congratulations to this year's recipients of our annual HOCA Awards. Some very proud faces in the photos on our cover page of Hilmanews this month.


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